You’ve already seen some of my recipes that feature Roland Foods. One of my favorite jobs is doing recipe development for them, which you guys always get to see here. Last month Roland Foods sponsored part of my trip to upstate New York to Longhouse Revival, so I decided to show my gratitude by making a few new recipes and sharing some of their great products in some giveaways all week long. (Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter today’s giveaway.)
The revival took place inside this beautiful red barn that was redone. It was a charming and grounding space that worked perfectly for the Pop-Up Food Magazine that was a combination of video, live talks and interesting facts that started lots of great conversations. The open topic conversations that took place later in the day were fascinating. It was my first exposure to such a large group of people having intellectual discussions about all things food.
All the sponsors were represented with homey hand painted signs that made the brands accessible and even worth putting on your wall at home. Roland® Products were on shelves and tucked in both the buildings.
The barn also housed a full kitchen that any of us would love to have for our own. Not to mention fun chefs who made delightful food – and who were also entertaining.
There are outside gardens and sitting areas, where the back barn addition was used to create a perfect dining space for dinner one night and the food flea market the next. There’s an amazing outdoor oven that produced some amazing breads and pizza.
The area we ate breakfast and lunch was like stepping into a magical space that only exists in the pages of perfectly styled magazines. We were sad to leave it on Sunday because it was so idyllic that it made it hard to think of coming back to the real world again.
Even a spider decided to enjoy the beautiful flowers with us. Of course, it felt a little like an invasion at first since I saw it after I’d been there for awhile. But we all got along just fine.
Below are two of my favorite gals from The Lisa Ekus Group, Sally Ekus and Corinne Fay. They were showing off some of Roland Foods’ goodies at their table at the food flea.
And here are just a few of the Roland Foods goodies that they were featuring:
One of the wonderful dishes served at the big dinner was made by Najmieh Batmanglij, hailed as “the guru of Persian cuisine” by The Washington Post. It was a beautiful vegan dish from her cookbook, Food of Life, that was made that night with Roland® Olive Oil in place of the ghee she calls for in her original recipe. The name of the dish is Iranian Jeweled Rice and you can get the recipe here at The Kitchn.
Enter below to win some of my favorite steel cut oats from Roland Foods. The theme of the Revival was the Spice Trail and I challenge you to add in some new spices to create a new oatmeal that will make your fall even more special.